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The Lagrange points are regions of gravitational balance in the surroundings of two stars in which it is possible to leave a ship and keep it there with very little

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[caption id="attachment_44035" align="alignleft" width="320"] First stage of the Falcon 9 rocket landing on SpaceX's floating platform. / Mètode[/caption] When NASA was founded, the USAF (United States Air Force) was deep into the development

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When I was a kid, I was told that stars were faraway suns, and I asked myself if all of them had planets around. For many years I was convinced

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Imagine a solar panel that can transform almost one hundred percent of the sunlight it receives into electricity. To make the most out of nights, place

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Fernando Ballesteros One of the most common scientific inaccuracies in science fiction movies with journeys to other worlds is their depiction of

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NanoSali If anything makes space travel particular is its roughness: fuel bursting in a controlled explosion, which, more than once, end up being uncontrolled. But space exploration based

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Photo of the moon by Vicent Peris, Observatori Astronomic Observatory of the University of Valencia. In the previous issue of Mètode I

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MarsOne Martian settlement envisioned by Mars One. The successive modules will land (with very good aim) next to one another, and will house four people each.

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Concerning the alleged Mayan apocalypse prophecy, a friend of mine asked: «Well, after this new fiasco, what’s the next scheduled end of the world?» Lists abound on the Internet compiling

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Mètode In other issues we discussed the possibility (or impossibility) of travelling faster than the speed of light. We saw that hyperdrive transport, by

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ESA/Hubble & NASA Travelling at hyperluminal speeds would open to humanity the possibility of exploring the whole galaxy, and even, perhaps, other galaxies. In the image, the

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Courtesy of Max Mitrofanov Artistic recreation of the surface of Venus.  They say that, when the last Venera probe was launched with

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© ABC.COM The title heading today’s section is the same as the last episode of the legendary series Cosmos, in which

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Picture courtesy of NASA

One of science fiction’s unfulfilled dreams was setting up settlements in other worlds. Even though there was a lot of speculation regarding space settlements when the space race was starting,

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There are times when a story is so striking that the written article emerges unasked. In my case that particular news-story has been a catastrophist pronouncement by Stephen Hawking, stating

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You probably remember Steven Spielberg's 1977 film Close Encounters of the Third Kind in which, in a memorable final scene, humans communicate with aliens with music, specially with that well known "D E C C G" melody that would be later hummed by everyone.
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